Stepping back a bit…………..

To this top (story began in this post)                    IMG_1335 (2)IMG_1336. The center portion is quilted. Thought maybe feathers but I didn’t want it so heavily stitched so went with a modified paisley.IMG_1381 That’s my test sample, cuz the busy-ness of the piecing really doesn’t show the stitching (and the colors sure photographed terribly!)……IMG_1380The back. It’s really a rich Americana red. IMG_1379

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About treadlemusic

A quilter who rides motorcycle, living on a small hobby farm in southeastern Minnesota. Grandmother and Great Grandmother.
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3 Responses to Stepping back a bit…………..

  1. kathyreeves says:

    I like that combination! When I look at some of the competition quilts out there, I sometimes think the quilting has gone overboard. It’s beautiful, but not nearly as snuggly as one would wish for the bed!

  2. So pretty. How do you decide on the quilting?

    • treadlemusic says:

      I usually think about the purpose of the piece (display, wall quilt, bed covering, etc). Does it need to drape softly……heavy vs more open quilting. What is the “feel” of the look of the top….modern vs traditional. Do I want to contrast (geometric) piecing vs (curved) stitching. This piecing almost got “feathered” but I decided the stitching would become too heavy so came up with this paisley modification all-over design that would give nice texture but would be more open/soft…….a cuddle quilt. I’m thinkin’ a feathered outer border, though!!! Great question and the theme of an upcoming workshop I’m doing…”Breaking through quilter’s block or getting past the dreaded ‘Quilt as desired'”. Thanks for stopping by!!! Hugs……….

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